Dr. Luke Bonnett is a native of Rowesville, SC. After growing up in this rural Orangeburg County town and graduating from Orangeburg Preparatory Schools, he attended Clemson University. He graduated with honors receiving a B.S. in Health Science. He received his medical doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina then completed his pediatric training at the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Bonnett has served as Chief of Pediatrics at Lexington Medical Center and as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. He has also served in many other medical capacities in the Midlands giving voice to the children of our communities.
Dr. Bonnett started Chapin Pediatrics as a solo practice over a decade ago. It was his desire to create an environment that allowed him the unrestricted ability to live out his Christian values while serving children and their families. He has been blessed to have likeminded providers join him through the years to meet the pediatric needs of a growing community.
Dr. Bonnett’s wife Betsy grew up in Chapin and they have five boys and a girl. They attend Christ Church of the Carolinas and he has served in various capacities as a nursery worker, youth teacher, deacon, and elder. He enjoys working in the yard, hunting, Jeeps, and eating skittles.
Dr. Kimberly Bolen is a board certified pediatrician who grew up in Columbia, SC and graduated from Irmo High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina and went on to receive her Medical Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Bolen chose to pursue a career in general pediatrics because she enjoys building lasting relationships with patients and their families – and she is excited to be joining a practice centered on Christian values.
With her husband Bryan and their Bluetick Hound, Biscuit, she lives in Lexington. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, attending sporting events, and being outdoors. They are members of Mount Horeb Lutheran Church in Chapin.
Julie is a board certified family nurse practitioner who grew up in Little Mountain, South Carolina, and graduated from Mid-Carolina High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lander University. Her nursing career includes ten years with Palmetto Richland Children’s Hospital, followed by nine years of school health nursing with Lexington Richland School District 5. Julie was an emergency department nurse at Lexington Medical Center while attending the University of South Carolina. Her Master of Nursing health science curriculum included a focus in both family and pediatric practice – and for the past six years, she was a primary care provider with Lexington Family Practice in Ballentine.
Julie and her husband David have resided in Chapin for the past 25 years. Currently empty-nesters with one spoiled chocolate lab, they are the parents of Casey, Justin, and Chandler. David and Julie’s shared passion for youth ministry has kept them busy as volunteers with area church youth groups for more than 20 years. They are members of Chapin United Methodist Church.
Julie considers her current move to Chapin Pediatrics as an exciting opportunity that will allow her to bring her experiences, passions, and skills to the pediatric population while serving in a Christian based practice in her community.
Mr. Jack (Jay) F. Johnson is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who grew up in Orangeburg, SC, and graduated from Orangeburg Preparatory School. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Wofford College. He went on to complete a degree in nursing at the University of South Carolina in 2002. He worked with Lexington Medical Center as an Intensive Care Registered Nurse, and then returned to USC to complete a master’s degree in advanced practice nursing, specializing in pediatrics and family care. He worked with Palmetto Richland’s Children’s Hospital as a Pediatric Intensive Care Registered Nurse and then as a Nurse Practitioner with Sunshine Pediatrics in Rock Hill, SC for 7 years before joining Chapin Pediatrics in April 2014.
He is married to Alison, and they have 2 girls. They are active in their church, Lake Murray Presbyterian where they enjoy working with the youth program.
“I went into health care because the human body is a work of art and is direct proof that there is an amazing God…I wanted to be a practitioner to be part of families and help raise/care for their children throughout their lives. I love the idea of the old family doctor who cared for both the children and their parents even if that just meant listening. It is this family concept that really excited me about coming to Chapin Pediatrics. My family is my life, and Chapin Pediatrics wanted to get to know and embrace my entire family – not just me. This means the world to me.”
Dr. Jerri Lynn Shealy
Dr. Jerri Lynn Shealy is a native of Prosperity and a graduate of Mid-Carolina High School. She received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from Furman University, where she graduated magna cum laude, and her medical doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Jerri Lynn has a love of God and all of His children. She views the practice of medicine as an extension of her Christian faith and an opportunity to minister to her patients and their families. She feels blessed to practice near her hometown and to build relationships with the people of this wonderful community.
She is married to Clint and they are blessed with a son (Jonah) and twin girls (Abigail and Amelia). They attend Zion United Methodist Church in Prosperity where Jerri Lynn directs the children’s choir, sings in the chancel choir and is involved in women’s ministries.